POWER OF ATTORNEY & COURT OF PROTECTION

At CITYWIDE, our experienced Solicitors offer comprehensive advice, assistance, and representation in all  aspects of Power of Attorney Law,

including:

A Lasting Power of Attorney helps you plan how your health, well-being, and financial affairs will be managed and how you will be cared for in case you slowly or even suddenly lose mental capacity and need to be looked after. You can decide who will make key decisions for you and what those decisions should be if things go wrong. If you have no Power of Attorney and something suddenly goes wrong and you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself, it will leave the Court of Protection to decide for you.  The Court appoints an Official Solicitor to act as the Litigation Friend where no other suitable person has been identified by the court. That process costs a lot of money.

TYPES

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Property and Financial Affairs

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Property and Financial Affairs allows you to choose one or more people to make the property and financial affairs decisions for you either because you are no longer very strong to run around to places like the bank or building society, or if you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Health 

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Health and Welfare allows you to choose one or more people to make decisions for things such as medical treatment, where you live, who you see, what you eat, whether you should travel. A Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney will be used only if you lack the ability to make decisions for yourself and are unlikely to recover sufficiently to be able to make the necessary decision with a reasonable time

We provide professional advice, preparation, and representation in the following areas:

  • Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – Property and Financial Affairs
  • Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Health and Welfare 
  • Application for registration of the LPA with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
  • Application to the Court of Protection for appointment a Litigation Friend/Official Solicitor 
  • Defending a welfare claim before the Court of Protection